With the occasional bouts of boredom when it comes to only baking desserts and treats, I have been encouraged to try out baking of savory food dishes and I am glad I did. In this recipe, I will be sharing my very first savory recipe (apart from the very easy sandwich that I have shared about once!). Presenting to you, Lemongrass Baked Chicken!

I know that a lot more work has to be done for these Lemongrass Baked Chicken, especially in the presentation aspects! Presenting food is so different from presenting desserts. It might not be the best but I am going to still give myself a pat on the back, for being willing to come out of my comfort zone and try something new to further hone my skills!

Let me give a second close up picture too!

With that, let me provide a short write up that encompasses all three factors ( taste and texture, method of preparation and ingredients! ).

Well, I absolutely love baking chicken in the oven because the oven does all the job for me and even for someone who is inexperienced, it is relatively easy to tell when it is cooked! Leaving the marinated chicken overnight was a piece of cake too, I mean, how difficult can that be?!

Furthermore, baked chicken unless over baked, is always juicy and tender! I especially love the skin layer as it contains the flavourful punch of the marination, making you crave for more!

The best part about such recipes though, will definitely be the ease of preparation.

I just mixed the marination in a bowl, leave it overnight, then bake it the next day! Easy! I also used a ziploc bag for the marination as I still find it pretty odd to marinate raw chicken parts. It feels really weird to the hands! However, the ziploc bag made it way more convenient and comfortable for me!

My family and friends are really encouraging too, so there’s that!

I hope to share more easy savory recipes along the way as I take down moments of my baking journey! Now, presenting the recipe!

Lemongrass Baked Chicken
by Javier Tan October-14-2018

Tender and juicy, these baked chicken are my to go food on both busy and lazy days!


  • 2 Tablespoons or 8.5g / to taste  Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon / to taste Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon and 2 Teaspoons or 25ml Fish Sauce, Low Sodium if Possible
  • 1 Teaspoon or 5.6g Table Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon or 16.5g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Stalks (up to 5 stalks) Finely chopped lemongrass
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon and 2 Teaspoons or 25ml Light soy sauce
  • enough to coat the baking tray, vegetable oil
  • 500g-800g Chicken Drumsticks / Wings
  • 10-20g or more honey (optional and to taste)
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken, vegetable oil and lemon in a bowl.
  2. Marinate the chicken either in a bowl or in a ziploc. Store it in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and line your baking tray with 2 layers of aluminium foil.
  4. Spread a liberal layer of vegetable oil on the aluminium foil to prevent sticking of chicken after baking.
  5. Transfer the chicken from the refrigerator to your baking tray.
  6. Bake in heated oven for about 25 minutes. Then, remove it from the oven and flip the chicken over and baked for 20-25 more minutes. You can drizzle some more vegetable oil before flipping over as well.
  7. If you like a touch of sweetness, prepare 20ml of warm water and mix about 10-15g of honey until it dissolves.
  8. Once its fully cooked, apply a thin layer of honey water or drizzle it and serve immediately!
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  • Yield: Delicious chicken wings!


  1. You can feel free to use other parts of the chicken but make sure to adjust the cook time if needed! You can store the marination with the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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– Bakeomaniac, Javier!